One-year program, 36 semester hours, meets the standards of the Professional Standards Commission for the State of Georgia, preparing individuals who seek advanced training as school counselors in public elementary, middle, and secondary schools.

This department prepares counseling, student affairs and leisure service professionals for a changing and increasingly complex world. Central to the program is a focus on prevention and remediation of human challenges and enhancement of well-being in relation to individual and collective behavior at schools and community practices, and through public policy.

Degree Awarded: EdS

Degree Code: EDS_PRSC (Athens Campus); EDS_PRSC_GWN (Gwinnett Campus)

Mission Statement:

The purpose of the community counseling master’s degree program is to prepare students to work in a variety of community settings. This program is designed to be relatively broad in scope and focuses on the development of generic counseling skills that can be used in a variety of settings and with a wide range of clients. The Department of Counseling and Human Development Services and the University of Georgia are committed to recruiting students from diverse backgrounds.

Objectives:

To train students in the development of generic clinical counseling skills that can be used in a variety of settings and with a wide range of clients.

To prepare students to work in a variety of community settings including mental health agencies, juvenile correction agencies, drug and alcohol programs, marriage and family therapy clinics, gerontology centers and business and industry.

To prepare students as counseling practitioners who effectively integrate current research into practice.

School/College: College of Education

Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7101

706-542-6446

Academic Department: Counseling and Human Development Services

402 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7142

Graduate Coordinator: Merrily Dunn

706-542-1812

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